X-Plane 12 Released

September 5, 2022

The moment has arrived, and a new generation of flight simulator is upon us. Taking to Twitter just moments ago X-Plane announced that X-Plane 12 is now available.

X-Plane 12 can be purchased from X-Plane.com for $59.99 

Laminar Research has provided the following information; 

New features: 

  • Photometric, HDR Lighting Engine
  • 4D Weather Engine
  • Seven New Aircraft – A330, Citation X, SR22, RV-10, PA-18, R-22, Lancair Evolution
  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Seasonal/Weather-Specific Visual Effects – Snow, Variable Vegetation, Ice and Rain
  • New 3D Forests, Water, Vegetation

This Early Access digital edition is ideal for people who:

  • Want to get started using X-Plane 12 immediately
  • Have a reliable internet connection
  • Have a computer that meets these minimum requirements
  • Plan to use X-Plane only in their own home (see X-Plane for Professional Use for commercial use)

X-Plane 12 Early Access includes:

  • Universal platform support (Windows, Mac with Native ARM Support and Linux)
  • Global scenery
  • 19 high-quality aircraft with immersive 3-D cockpits
  • Access to X-Plane 12 and 11
  • Free internet updates for all versions of 12.

Continue to keep your eyes on Threshold over the coming weeks for the latest updates and news surrounding aircraft, scenery and much more for this all-new simulator.


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